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-election. reporters grilled him on immigration to the fiscal cliff to the affair of david petraeus. plus the feds investigating material they seized from the biographer and alleged mistress' home to help the prosecution to decide whether to file charms. general petraeus him sex has now agreed to testify before congressional leaders about the attack in benghazi that killed four americans including our ambassador to libya. it is all ahead unless breaking news changes everything. this is "studio b." >> first from fox at 3:00 in new york city, the president facing a wide range of questions today at white house. we start with the scandal that brought down david petraeus. president obama says there is so far no evidence that general petraeus' affair compromised any government secrets. >> i have no evidence at this point from what i have seen that classifyied information was disclosed that in any way would have had a negative impact on our national security. >>shepard: the president said this is an ongoing investigation and could not comment on specifics. why the white house did not learn about the scan
in charlotte, north carolina. she loves outdoors activities running. david petraeus is also an avid runner. the speed at which this transpired was mind blowing as one senior official described it to fox. harris? >> harris: well, catherine, what will all this mean for next week's hearing on benghazi? >> well, late today fox news told general petraeus is gone from the agency. he is not going to be testifying next week on capitol hill. and the most likely scenario is that the acting director, michael more relevant could take his place as morrell is the most read in on the consulate attack at the agency. next week's hearings are supposed to be the most intense to diet on the scandal. half a dozen hearings. general petraeus was criticized for appearing wedded to the administration's initial statements that the attack was a flash mob before this story of the resignation broke tonight, a senior senator saying next week's hearings are key. >> i think all of us want to understand what was happening then. was there a failure at the intelligence area? i have had conversations with both clapper and pe
, like general david petraeus. thls a complete surprise, though. >> the timing is just too perfect for the obama administration. just as the administration claimed that there was purely coincidence that our benghazi conflict attack was on the anniversary of september 11. now it's purely coincidence that this extra-marital affair surfaces right after the election -- want before, but right after, but before the intelligence chief goes to capitol hill to get grilled. >> we had heard he may have resigned for personal reasons. one of those reasons was the possibility of an extra-marital affair. we are confirmed it because a letter has been submitted by david petraeus himself. >> i just got off the phone with someone who talked with general petraeus, just in the past few moments. and the message was... a couple of points. one was, tell the truth. it was my request. the white house did not pressure me to do this. othing at all.ng to do with this was my request. this has nothing to do with it. i want to testify about benghazi. there was nothing to do with the white house pressuring me to l
: tonight, the head of the central intelligence agency, david petraeus, made himself blackmail material. what did the white house know? and when can they know it? petraeus resigned after admitting to cheating on his wife. raising more questions than answers. why now? days before he was set to testify about four dead americans in libya. >> the terror attack, benghazi, has put a lot of pressure on this white house. and a lot of pressure on senior intelligence officials, like general david petraeus. thls a complete surprise, though. >> the timing is just too perfect for the obama administration. just as the administration claimed that there was purely coincidence that our benghazi conflict attack was on the anniversary of september 11. now it's purely coincidence that this extra-marital affair surfaces right after the election -- want before, but right after, but before the intelligence chief goes to capitol hill to get grilled. >> we had heard he may have resigned for personal reasons. one of those reasons was the possibility of an extra-marital affair. we are confirmed it because a lette
been smut submitted by david petraeus himself. >> just got off the phone with someone who has talked with general petraeus, just the past few moments. the message was, a couple of points. one was, tell the truth. it was my request. the white house didn't pressure me to do this. this had nothing to do with benghazi. nothing at all. this was my request. this has nothing to do with it. i want to testify about benghazi. there was nothing to do with the white house pressuring me to leave this job. >> this reads like something you wouldn't imagine, with a plot like this, five days before the hearing. it does legitimately raise some eyebrows on the timing. >> do you think it's a coincidence? cia director david petraeus resigning days before he is supposed to testify about benghazi on capitol hill. katherine herig is here. take us back to 3:00 and tell me what we have. >> what we have learned about the chain of events, it set into motion on thursday. fox was told that the cia director had a very important meeting at a cia headquarters with the people coming in from out of town, a couple of h
of david petraeus. >> then there's the drama already on capitol hill over how to avoid plunging over the so-called fiscal cliff. >> four more years of gridlock! >> i'm open to new ideas. but i refuse to accept any approach that isn't balanced. >> i don't want to box myself in and i don't want to box anyone else in. >> darn it all to heck. >> there was no way the republicans should have lost. >> let's have a serious debate. >> the president was committed -- elected on the basis that he was not romney and romney was a poopy head. >> they're going to defend a bunch of millionaires? >> i was long last week as was virtually every major republican analyst. >> bounce with me. come on, bounce with me a little bit. come on. ♪ >>> bounce with me, indeed. it's the first week after the election, and the big story was supposed to be the looming fiscal cliff. but there's nothing like a high profile sex scandal to distract washington. with headlines dominated today by the abrupt resignation of cia director david petraeus over an extramarital affair. some lawmakers are now calling for an inquiry. we're n
attended by military leaders, including david petraeus. this is kelley leaving her bay front mansion yesterday. even though the family lives in florida, a government source says kelley is known as a member of washington's social circuit. reporter jason lanning is with affiliate bay news 9. he is standing outside the kelley home. tell us what you can. >> the pressure is building here in tampa, carol, for jill kelley. at the moment, things are quoit outside of the kelley home. the family has been keeping a fairly low profile. if you can see in the back alley of this home, the media presence here building. so far, the kelley family, jill kelley herself, has not come out with an official statement. obviously, after the development about potentially thousands of documents that link kelley to general allen. 37-year-old jill kelley, known as a volunteer and social liaison for mcdill air force base here in tampa. the pentagon says it's investigating the inappropriate e-mails between kelley and general john allen. there are reports there are as many as 20,000 to 30,000 documents linking the t
about the fbi investigation that ended the cia career of retired general david petraeus. senior members of the house and senate intelligence committees say they should have been told sooner about a possible security breach. danielle lee is on capitol hill now with the latest on the story that is still evolving. danielle? >> reporter: good evening, doreen. the fbi says no laws were broken, but some lawmakers say the affair put david petraeus in a compromised position. and that they say could have threatened national security. lawmakers are criticizing the fbi for initially keeping secret an investigation that led to the downfall of former cia director david petraeus. >> to have swop out there in such a sensitive position that the fbi thought could have been compromised or under the scope of an fbi investigation, who may or may not have been having an afarp at the time, that had to have been brought to the president or the security council. >> reporter: they say the investigation started out months ago with the potential case of cyber harassment. jill kelley, a friend of petraeus,
david petraeus stepping down after revelations about an extramarital affair. hello, i'm gregg jarrett. welcome to a brand-new hour inside america's news headquarters. >> harris: i'm heather childers. f.b.i. -- >>. >> heather:. they discovered it through the f.b.i. and on the woman may have had access to personal e-mail account but many are questioning the timing of this as general petraeus was gearing up to testify next week before house lawmakers concerning the deadly attack on u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. molly henneberg is live in washington with the very latest on this story. >> molly: now that he stepped down, general david petraeus will not testify this up coming week at house and senate intelligence xheet committee hearings investigating the benghazi. some on capitol hill they do want to hear from him in the future. >> i hope we don't have to subpoena a four-star general and former c.i.a. director. i hope he would come voluntarily. if he won't, he will be subpoenaed. >> molly: petraeus who had been in charge of the c.i.a. since september 2011 has said the attack was in re
, and patriotism. by any measure through his lifetime of service david petraeus has made our country safer and stronger. today i accepted his resignation as director of the central intelligence agency. i am completely confident that the cia will continue to thrive and carry out its essential mission. i want to bring in, first of all, nbc's mike viqueira, who is live for us at the white house. mike, his letter cites his personal indiscretion. >> reporter: yes. >> but is there any indication that there could have been some backstory to this? perhaps some threat of blackmail that may have prompted him to take this action? >> reporter: none whatsoever at this point, martin. at this point -- and details are still emerging, but you have to take this at face value. there are so few real surprises that we find anymore in washington in the lives of public officials. this certainly ranks among them. all day long ang dre ya mitchell who first broke the story, there was indication that something was up with general petraeus. you would get speculation about benghazi. and then came that statement from g
, mr. obama was finally asked about libya and he faced embarrassing questions about david petraeus. >> you can assure the american people that there have been no breaches of national security in the scandal involving generals petraeus and allen? >> bill: we'll analyze the presidential press conference today and what it means to you. >> i'm an honorary consul general so i have volumability. >> now it seems one of the women involved in the general petraeus sex candle may be a loon. we will have the latest on this story. >> miller will react to the press conference. and miller still have chick-fil-a on his mind. >> they say general tsou's chicken and i say i don't think so. >> bill: caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. hi i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. the presidential press conference, that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. mostly a waste of time. as mr. obama did what he always does, provided long-winded answers to general questions. the first question from the white house press corps should have been
brothers. the extramarital affair/political drama that enveloped former cia director david petraeus gets more extraordinary by the minute. this morning washington woke up to the news that the top commander of u.s. and nato forces in afghanistan, general john allen, has also been investigated by the fbi after having exchange, according to a senior defense official, possibly thousands of potentially inappropriate e-mails with jill kelley, the 37-year-old social liaison at the heart of the scandal that led to general petraeus' resignation. house homeland security committee chair peter king had another term to describe the unfolding drama. >> it's really a great tragedy. general petraeus, one of our most distinguished generals and general allen, considered a super star in the military, did an outstanding job in afghanistan, was going to go to nato, it's just tragic. you're right, this has the elements in so ways of a hollywood movie or trashy novel. >> a brief primer on the characters until so-called trashy novel. allen who is married became ensnared in the investigation because of his e-mai
'm liz cheney, in tonight for sean. the director of central intelligence, david petraeus stepped down, citing an extra-marital affair. after being married over 37 years, i showed extremely poor judgment, by engaging in an extra-marital affair. such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and the leader of an organization, such as ours. general petraeus, one of america's most respected and decorated military leader, served as the agency's head since april of last year. tonight, fox news has learned that the woman petraeus had an affair with is paula broadwell, who wrote a biography on petraeus, called "all in." their relationship was uncovered by the fbi, during an investigation unrelated to this matter. miss broadwell was interviewed on this very program in march. >> i love david petraeus. how well did you get to know him? >> pretty l. i spent 3 years, that started as my dissertation and became a book. i was imbedded into the headquarters and followed him around and gathered strategic information. >> >> pretty amazing. >> the time is garnering a lot of attention. we are only a few
retired general david petraeus. keith russell is live with details on how the fbi stumbled into paula broadwell and their alleged affair in the first place. >> senior lawmakers are asking why the fbi knew about david petraeus' extramarital affair for so long before they were informed. now at least we know, as you said, how that alleged affair was uncovered. nbc news has learned that petraeus family friend joe kelley began receiving anonymous e-mails she viewed as menacing, from a source close to kelley who reviewed the e-mails. the first referred to kelley socializing with other generals in the tampa area and suggested her behavior was inappropriate and should stop. the fbi reportedly traced the e-mails back to paula broadwell and revealed the affair between the two. there were concerns that some of those e-mails contained information about the schedules of several high-level generals. that sparked concern that someone with access to sensitive or classified information was stalking kelly. senate intelligence committee woman said the information should have been shared. >> so it is ver
? a shirtless fbi agent. tonight, the scandal that cost general david petraeus his job as the head of the cia got even more intense when yet another four star general found himself in the middle of it all. that general's name is john allen and he is the top commander in afghanistan. the one who replaced the other general who just resigned. it's an awful mess and like any web it's tough to follow. tonight, we will sort it all out. last night, the then cia director david petraeus resigned when word broke that he had had an affair with his biographer paula broadwell that affair surfaced after the fbi started investigating paula broadwell for allegedly sending threatening emails to another woman. that woman's name is jill kelli. she a friend of david petraeus family. a wealthy, married socialite with lots of ties to military bigs in tamp parks home of central command. jill kelley's family is lebanese american. they immigrated from lebanon during the 1970s. during the fbi's broadwell investigation, agents uncovered 20 to 30,000 pages of documents. mostly emails they tell us between jill kelley and
's tough to follow. tonight, we will sort it all out. last night, the then cia director david petraeus resigned when word broke that he had had an affair with his biographer paula broadwell that affair surfaced after the fbi started investigating paula broadwell for allegedly sending threatening emails to another woman. that woman's name is jill kelli. she a friend of david petraeus family. a wealthy, married socialite with lots of ties to military bigs in tamp parks home of central command. jill kelley's family is lebanese american. they immigrated from lebanon during the 1970s. during the fbi's broadwell investigation, agents uncovered 20 to 30,000 pages of documents. mostly emails they tell us between jill kelley and general john allen. is he also married. he is the man who took over for general petraeus as our commander in afghanistan. a senior defense official describes those emails between general allen and jill kelley as flirtatious in nature. the shear volume of emails means they were potentially exchanging an average of 41 pages of emails each day every day for years. while ge
what the status of david petraeus is what his intentions are, and how long he will stay with the administration. >> andrea we may get more information even within this hour. jay carney has his daily briefing and perhaps will offer answers to the questions regards david petraeus and his status. now to the other big story. president obama just moments ago putting more pressure on congress to extend tax cuts for the middle class. it's the president's first public comment sin winning re-election. the president urged leaders to take action on the areas where they agree and find compromise where they cannot or can't find common ground. >> i'm not wedded to every detail of my plan. i'm open to compromise. i'm open to new ideas. i'm committed to solving our fiscal challenges, but i refuse to accept any approach that isn't balanced. >> we also learned today just in the past few hours the president has invited leaders from both parties to the white house next week to start negotiations. despite talk of wanting to work together, both sides have drawn some lines
surrounding former cia director david petraeus. lawmakers demanding to know why they were left in the dark about that investigation as new questions are raised whether petraeus shared classified information with his mistress. some questions. meantime a massive house explosion leveling an entire indianapolis neighborhood, killing two people and leaving dozens of others homeless. what caused this deadly blast. >>> a new study showing a link between pregnancy, the flu and autism. it is all "happening now." jenna: start with our top story. new developments in the sex scandal rocking the former head of the cia. glad you're with us this monday morning. i'm jenna lee. >> i'm rick folbaum in for jon scott. the timeline is unfolding as we learn how the affair between the general and his buying graph fer, paula broadwell came to light. jenna: fox news confirmed a friend of the petraeus famly, jill kelly, contacted the fbi said she got threatening e-mails from anonymous e-mail account, that e-mail, those anonymous e-mails were discovered to be linked to broadwell, the mistress of general petraeus. th
and when in the surprising resignation of cia director david petraeus in which he cited his own marital infidelity. there are mixed reports on when the white house learned that the four-star general had a potentially serious problem, but military officials reported they had some suspicion of infidelity for several years. earlier today i spoke to washington national correspondent greg miller who wrote that article. >> white house officials insist they did not learn about that david p david petraeus had a big problem on his hand until monday. petraeus lays it outside, then president obama accepts the resignation on friday. if there were any national security implications of this fbi investigation into the e-mail, then that would have required some prior notification to somebody in the white house. if you're a cia director is in a situation that is creating a national security issue, then there's no way that the fbi doesn't let the white house know about that well in advance. >> joining me now for today's strategy talk, former democratic congressman martin frost and former republican congr
the election. on friday, three days after, we learn that david petraeus, the head of the cia, was stepping down because of an extramarital affair. first i want to say that david petraeus is one of a greatest genuine hero. he is the first general in generations to turn around a war america was losing to iraq and 2006 and 2007 and he helped divert defeat. and for general petraeus to do what he did when he was director of the central intelligence agency, it was triple problem inmatic and opened him up to blackmail. for people who say it's a private matter, you are simply wrong. you can't have the cia director of america involved in a fair. once the affair was revealed, there was not a question in petraeus's mind that he needed to resign. but the story doesn't simply end there. now the white house claims that the president first received information about the affair on thursday. but a source close to journallest ron kessler, who will join me in a few minutes, says that's highly unlikely, and here's why. way back on october 10th kessler himself was informed by the petraeus affair by a veteran agent
. that investigation far from over. fbi searching the home of petraeus's alleged mistress, paula broadwell. after david petraeus resigned his post as america's top spy. the scandal is widening. the woman in yellow, jill kelly, alerting a friend of hers that works in the fbi to threatening e-mails she says she was getting turning out to come from broadwell, part of an investigation involving another high-profile member of the military. the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, john allen. the defense secretary leon panetta says the pentagon has launched an internal investigation into thousands of quote, inappropriate communications between general allen right there on the screen and that woman in yellow, kelly. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge live in washington. you almost need like one of those boards to put all the pictures up, catherine. >> reporter: you do rick. beyond the issue of failing to notify congress about the fbi investigation the democratic chair of the senate intelligence committee is threatening to subpoena a report summarizing director petraeus's trip to libya when he p
that ended the career of former cia director david petraeus. while the resignation was announced right before petraeus was scheduled to testify about the terror attack in benghazi, the fbi knew about this affair back in august. so did the white house know, and when? ambassador john bolton is on deck. >>> and we've lost the america that president reagan used to describe. a lot of folks are asking the question. the last election sliced and diced america into voter groups pitted against each other, so the question is now whether the shining city on a hill is hopelessly divideed. michael reagan joins us ahead. >> the '90s, and some things have changed. younger parents aren't sure that an unambivalent appreciation of america is the right thing to teach modern children. and as for those who create the popular culture, well-grounded patriotism is no longer the style. our spirit is back, but we haven't reinstitutionalized it. we've got to do a better job of getting across that america is freedom, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of enterprise and freedom is special and rare. shannon: t
david petraeus about whether he and his mistress discussed any confidential intelligence during their affair and whether any intel secrets were ever made public. welcome to "america live," i'm shannon bream in for megyn kelly. petraeus resigned friday after admitting he cheated on his wife, you see her here, a revelation uncovered by an fbi investigation into a series of e-mails sent by his biographer, paula broadwell, who was accused of sending harassing e-mails to another woman. that sparks an investigation that revealed her secret relationship with petraeus. but after looking at a recent speech she gave on the death of four americans in libya, people started wondering whether she and petraeus had shared any classified intel and whether she inadvertently spilled some of those secrets during her remarks. bill gross joins us live, what's your impression of this situation as it's playing out? >> well, it's certainly a very interesting situation, as you say. there's a joke going around on twitter that the french intelligence director resigned because he doesn't have an affair for
now. retired general david petraeus resigned on friday after admitting an affair. the other woman is again paula broadwell, who co-wrote his biography, the book "all in the education of general petraeus." this past spring as we mentioned, broadwell sent at the time anonymous harassing e-mails to jill kelley. kelley talked to her fbi friend launching the investigation. turns out the initial agent on the case, according to the "wall street journal," was removed from the case when he reportedly became obsessed with the case and even sent shirtless photos of himself to miss kelley. it gets stranger. new today, we have learned kelley also received some inappropriately flirtatious e-mails, self-described from four star marine general john allen. he denies an extramarital affair with kelley and insists he did nothing wrong. but the pentagon is investigating thousands of documents and e-mails, some of them were apparently flirtatious. turns out both allen and petraeus stepped in to help kelley's twin sister, natalie, in a custody battle with her ex-husband. both generals wrote letters on
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